Friday, August 14, 2009

A gutsy stitcher

I call myself gutsy for the following reason.....

I was dying to try some more hardanger.... so I went through my magazines to see if I could find any more hardanger patterns.

This one contains stitches I had never done before ... like woven bars and doves eyes.

Then I looked at the threads I had but noticed nothing talked to me.... so I remembered I had some crochet thread....

Yep, you guessed it.... I did hardanger with crochet thread.... I cannot help it... I wanted to see if it was possible.

Well what do you think????

19 comments:

Sandy In Montana said...

It looks very nice, Dawn and done with crochet thread too boot.

Debbie Jo said...

Beautiful! Can't tell what kind of thread in the picture.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Love that Hardanger...you did good even though you did use Crochet Thread...it is beautiful and I love those colors.

Bizee Fingers said...

Love it Dawn, Nice work as always!!

Nancy M said...

Very pretty, it's nice you're not afraid to try something new.

Mel said...

Very cool! It looks great

Margie said...

this is so beautiful Dawn! :~) you did a really awesome job on it & congrats to you for trying something new & doing so well at it! :~)

Ranae said...

oh! wow! very nice finish, you talented girl you!

nutmegg said...

very nice it might be time for me to try hardanger

Cindy Brown said...

It looks great, Dawn! You know, you can use any thread that you want for hardanger as long as it is the right thickness. I have even used stranded floss, just need to adjust the number of strands you use. Works great!

Keep up the great work! Victoria Sampler has a lot of hardanger freebies you might want to try.

Cindy

Kelly said...

Looks great Dawn!

Charlene said...

Very nice work! I dont' think it matters what 'type' thread you use as long as it makes you happy! The size is more important, and they usually call for a larger wt than usual (for me) in cross stitch. Pretty, pretty!

MarchAnn58 said...

Very Nice. I love hardanger, but still hold my breath when it comes time to cut. Love the way the tread looks.

Meari said...

Looks nice!

Shelley - ILCS said...

Very pretty

samplerlover said...

Hi. Very pretty square. Hardanger is lovely isn't it. - Sandra.

Sharon said...

Wow! Looks wonderful Dawn!

KaLu said...

it looks good to me! =D

Cindy F. said...

I think you did a BEAUTIFUL job!!
LOVE the colors too!